The Weekly Reel

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Welcome to Mrs. Merritt's Marlins! We are Making a Splash into First Grade!

Marlin stands for (Making Academically Responsible Learners Is Necessary) I hope you find this site helpful in finding the information and resources that you need. Please let me know if you need any help and or have any questions. You can email me at Happy surfing through this site!

Welcome Parents! You can find this weeks newsletter under the marlin memo button on the left for your reference. I will send home a hard copy with your child on Mondays in the Monday Folder. Please make sure you check this website too on Mondays and through out the week, because any announcements and or important information that will not fit on the newsletter will be posted here.

Welcome Class! Here are a few announcements:

Check the Monday folders every week for important information.

Homework will be sent home every Monday but it is not due until Friday.

The students are expected to read for at least 10 minutes.

Spelling homework- We are using the letterland program this year.
Monday night- read the words two times each.
Tuesday night- complete the look, say, cover, write sheet with the words (this is attached in the homework packet)

Wednesday night- Write 5 sentences (the students may pick any 5 words from the week).

Thursday night- give your child a practice test on our weekly words. They will have their weekly spelling test on Fridays.

Math homework- (This will start in a few weeks) A weekly math sheet will be sent home on Mondays. It is not due until Friday, but you may choose which night of the week you would like to complete it. I would do it on a night when you don't have a lot to do with spelling like Monday or Wednesday just so the amount of time spent on homework doesn't overwhelm your child.

Just in case you can't make it to our Open House on July 28th. I will post the powerpoint presentation from Open House. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Our newsletter for this week will be posted under the Marlin Memo button to the left of the screen.

Specials schedule

Monday- Music

Tuesday-PE (Have your child wear tennis shoes)


Thursday- Technology- We will also go to the Library to check out books every Thursday morning from 8:30-9:00am

Friday- Art (Have your child bring in an old shirt to use as an art smock if you have not yet done that)

My contact information:
School phone (919-562-6000) email (
Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to a great year! ~Mrs. Merritt

Important Dates to Remember:

OPEN HOUSE- July 28th